If you have not yet had a chance to read about our Summer Sustainer Rewards Program, now is a great time to participate! We are experiencing a significant budget crunch right now due to the early arrival of brutal heat, a week of torrential downpour, vehicle breakdown, and a drop in production. Staying true to the “Community Supported Agriculture” spirit, we wanted to offer a platform for community supported financing as an alternative to traditional financial restructuring and to provide you, the member, with a an avenue to be fully supported (with interest!) for supporting us during this tight time.
Here’s how it works: You choose a pledge amount that you can commit to our farm. We send you a credit memo for that amount, plus an extra 5% reward. You use this credit anytime, towards anything we sell. The credit does not expire. You can pay online using PayPal, or send in a check by mail. The above link with take you to our rewards page with a more detailed description of the program and payment options.
We are also opening up registration for our Summer & Fall CSA seasons! You can follow the link here to register right now!
In your share this week will be:
Italian Basil: I recently came across this recipe for a mozzarella, squash and basil frittata and am totally hooked. Follow the link here!
Kenebec White Potatoes: Super tender skin, no need to peel! Follow the link here for a knock-out potato salad recipe!
Daikon Radish: Slice thinly or grate and add to salads or slaws. Daikon radish are also excellent cut into chunks and added to soups, or diced and in stir-fry.
Cucumbers: Beyond the cool, tender-crisp flavor, cucumbers contain a high density of phytonutrients that play a key role in providing key antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits as well!
Strawberry Jam/Dill Pickle (depending on inventory availability): Both these items have been recently processed in-house utilizing produce items grown over this past summer! Be sure to refrigerate as these items contain no artificial/added preservatives.
Watermelon: You could be getting one of a few different varieties we are currently harvesting. All of our varieties are seeded – we believe there is little comparison between these cultivars and unseeded ones in terms of taste. Though they may take some getting used to texturally, the seeds are actually incredibly proteinaceous and nutrient dense!
Braising Mix: Its almost hard to believe that we are still able to harvest greens this late into near 100 degree temperature summer scorches. We’ve been able to produce this tender, flavorful mix of young kale and collard leaves by growing under oak-shaded beds and doing succession plantings. This mix is double washed and ready to be braised, steamed, sauteed or eaten raw as a salad mix!